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This podcast is such a treat. The Resewlutions episode really got me thinking how far I have gotten off task. Originally I wanted to sew art pieces, think Diane Ericson or Alabama Chanin. Things I would see at art fairs that I could not afford. While re-learning how to sew, I caught the Sew All The Things bug. Course correction. Step 1: clean out the stash (see my last post). Step 2: choose one really interesting project, go slow, savor it. Maybe create some fabric with those Ericson stencils and fabric paints I bought 2-3 years ago. #sewcialist
This podcast is such a treat. The Resewlutions episode really got me thinking how far I have gotten off task. Originally I wanted to sew art pieces, think Diane Ericson or Alabama Chanin. Things I would see at art fairs that I could not afford. While re-learning how to sew, I caught the Sew All The Things bug. Course correction. Step 1: clean out the stash (see my last post). Step 2: choose one really interesting project, go slow, savor it. Maybe create some fabric with those Ericson stencils and fabric paints I bought 2-3 years ago. #sewcialist 
About 80% of my fabric stash got assigned a pattern today. This will likely take me months to sew up. My 2018 #re-sew-lution (once I clear out the stash) is to stick to solid colors. Though I won’t say no to interesting textures. No more wasting time on sewing clothes I never wear. #sewcialist #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing #handmadewardrobe
About 80% of my fabric stash got assigned a pattern today. This will likely take me months to sew up. My 2018 #re -sew-lution (once I clear out the stash) is to stick to solid colors. Though I won’t say no to interesting textures. No more wasting time on sewing clothes I never wear. #sewcialist  #imakemyclothes  #ilovesewing  #handmadewardrobe 
21st century Native American tapestries at the NCSU Gregg Museum. The pottery and silver/turquoise jewelry was pretty awesome too. #ncstate
21st century Native American tapestries at the NCSU Gregg Museum. The pottery and silver/turquoise jewelry was pretty awesome too. #ncstate 
Well, I wore this new sweatshirt one day (left) and felt so frumpy. So I gave it to my daughter (right) and she looks great in it! Unplanned unselfish sewing. All my sewing is usually selfish. #sewcialist #ilovesewing #sewing
Well, I wore this new sweatshirt one day (left) and felt so frumpy. So I gave it to my daughter (right) and she looks great in it! Unplanned unselfish sewing. All my sewing is usually selfish. #sewcialist  #ilovesewing  #sewing 
First project of 2018. My first Grainline Linden sweatshirt, in supersoft cotton knit from @freemanscreative  I will shorten the sleeves a little next time, and use a bulkier fabric. Serger makes short work of it. #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes #memademostdays #sewcialist
First project of 2018. My first Grainline Linden sweatshirt, in supersoft cotton knit from @freemanscreative I will shorten the sleeves a little next time, and use a bulkier fabric. Serger makes short work of it. #ilovesewing  #imakemyclothes  #memademostdays  #sewcialist 
Finished the Fit for Art tunic. Next time I will lengthen the central portions and shorten the sides a bit. I like it but I don’t love it. This slippery knit was The Devil to sew. #handmadewardrobe #sewing #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing
I had big plans for the 4 day weekend. Skin cancer removal Friday morning, then hide out at home till Tuesday sewing up a storm. Got this Fit for Art swing side tunic started yesterday afternoon. Swipe to see what I woke up to this morning! Eye swollen shut and pain. ☹️ One-eyed sewing not going well. Had to unpick the neck band twice so far. #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes #memademostdays #handmadewardrobe
I had big plans for the 4 day weekend. Skin cancer removal Friday morning, then hide out at home till Tuesday sewing up a storm. Got this Fit for Art swing side tunic started yesterday afternoon. Swipe to see what I woke up to this morning! Eye swollen shut and pain. ☹️ One-eyed sewing not going well. Had to unpick the neck band twice so far. #ilovesewing  #imakemyclothes  #memademostdays  #handmadewardrobe 
Here are my plans for 2018. #makenine2018 #2018makenine
I am so chuffed, as the Brits say, with my latest make - a chambray Liberty shirt. This beautiful textured chambray is from Durham’s new delite, Freeman’s Creative @freemanscreative  Buttons from the fabulous Mulberry Silks @mulberrysilks  #handmadewardrobe #sewing #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing
I am so chuffed, as the Brits say, with my latest make - a chambray Liberty shirt. This beautiful textured chambray is from Durham’s new delite, Freeman’s Creative @freemanscreative Buttons from the fabulous Mulberry Silks @mulberrysilks #handmadewardrobe  #sewing  #imakemyclothes  #ilovesewing 
Finally finishing a fall wardrobe staple long overdue, it’s another Archer. Swipe for full view. Love the buttons from Arrow Mountain. #handmadewardrobe #sewing #ilovesewing
Finally finishing a fall wardrobe staple long overdue, it’s another Archer. Swipe for full view. Love the buttons from Arrow Mountain. #handmadewardrobe  #sewing  #ilovesewing 
Day 16. Stash pride. I am in major love with this embroidered tulle. I am terrified to sew it. I may just spread it over the guest bed for daily drool sessions. #bpsewvember
Day 16. Stash pride. I am in major love with this embroidered tulle. I am terrified to sew it. I may just spread it over the guest bed for daily drool sessions. #bpsewvember 
New Look 6298. Super comfy ponte knit dress. I love how the pockets are caught in side seam (swipe). My first raglan sleeves. Day 8 winter. #bpsewvember #handmadewardrobe #sewing #ilovesewing
Day 12. When I am not sewing, I am usually reading. My work as a nurse fills the most hours, though. Looking forward to the day I can reorganize those 3 and also add more travel. #bpsewvember
Day 12. When I am not sewing, I am usually reading. My work as a nurse fills the most hours, though. Looking forward to the day I can reorganize those 3 and also add more travel. #bpsewvember 
Sewing buddy? My daughter @make_it_sew_ , of course. Here we are at The Women’s March. Most weekends we meet for breakfast and then run by the sewing store. Her childhood bedroom is now my sewing room. When she lived at home we sewed side by side. #bpsewvember
Sewing buddy? My daughter @make_it_sew_ , of course. Here we are at The Women’s March. Most weekends we meet for breakfast and then run by the sewing store. Her childhood bedroom is now my sewing room. When she lived at home we sewed side by side. #bpsewvember 
Day 6 Bargain. I got my serger for $50 from an American Sewing Guild acquaintance. It runs beautifully. And the insides of my garments are now neat and tidy. #bpsewvember
Day 6 Bargain. I got my serger for $50 from an American Sewing Guild acquaintance. It runs beautifully. And the insides of my garments are now neat and tidy. #bpsewvember 
Day 5. Origin story. Resumed sewing after 20 year hiatus due to seeing so many beautiful handmade silk and linen garments at Art shows and naively thinking “I could make that.” Oh my foolishness. I am slowly plodding toward that dream. Someday. #bpsewvember
Day 5. Origin story. Resumed sewing after 20 year hiatus due to seeing so many beautiful handmade silk and linen garments at Art shows and naively thinking “I could make that.” Oh my foolishness. I am slowly plodding toward that dream. Someday. #bpsewvember 
For November I plan to hack this pattern to make a burnt orange boiled wool jacket similar to this one (swipe) by Eileen Fisher. Wish me luck. Plan to have seam allowances on outside, trimmed closely. #magamsewalong #ilovesewing #handmadewardrobe
For November I plan to hack this pattern to make a burnt orange boiled wool jacket similar to this one (swipe) by Eileen Fisher. Wish me luck. Plan to have seam allowances on outside, trimmed closely. #magamsewalong  #ilovesewing  #handmadewardrobe 
I love this border print. Different sections offered different images. Flowers and dragonflies. #ilovesewing #memademostdays #sewing #handmadewardrobe